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Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:15 pm

Welcome to the Manchester (UK) Thread 2021. Please continue your discussion and to post your updates here.

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Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:00 pm

Singapore Airlines is planning to resume MAN flights on 29 Mar 21

https://twitter.com/MZulqarnainBut1/sta ... 20898?s=20
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:22 pm

Aer Lingus requesting permission to start selling tickets and advertising the proposed transatlantic routes from 8th January. https://beta.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0005. A321s for JFK and BOS with A330 for MCO is what is expected to be bookable, with 1 spare A330
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:37 pm

David_itl wrote:
Aer Lingus requesting permission to start selling tickets and advertising the proposed transatlantic routes from 8th January. https://beta.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0005. A321s for JFK and BOS with A330 for MCO is what is expected to be bookable, with 1 spare A330


I’d be amazed if they weren’t having a serious rethink, given events since that request was filed at the end of last week.

There has to be a case for placing the aircraft into storage on delivery... rather than press on. There’s no way the premise of a somewhat normal summer season looks likely for 2021. Opening of the UK-US market looks as far off as ever.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:58 pm

CAA data for November is now available:

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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:37 am

Seems BA will permanently close their MAN lounge:
https://www.headforpoints.com/2021/03/13/british-airways-lounge-at-manchester-airport-closed/

Debate about whether will see BA move to T2 and the opening of a shared OW lounge.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:26 am

I see Air Canada is no longer operating YYZ-MAN from June. Is the date just being pushed back or have they cancelled it altogether?
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:54 am

Aer Lingus flights to JFK,MCO and BGI now available.

See @SeanM1997 on twitter for more details.
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:55 am

8herveg wrote:
I see Air Canada is no longer operating YYZ-MAN from June. Is the date just being pushed back or have they cancelled it altogether?

I'd imagine this'll return in 2022 now
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:15 am

gkirk wrote:
8herveg wrote:
I see Air Canada is no longer operating YYZ-MAN from June. Is the date just being pushed back or have they cancelled it altogether?

I'd imagine this'll return in 2022 now


I'd be surprised if Canada reopens its borders to non-essential travellers in time for summer 2021 anyway.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:07 am

gkirk wrote:
Aer Lingus flights to JFK,MCO and BGI now available.

See @SeanM1997 on twitter for more details.


Wow, didn't see BGI coming. That wasn't spoken of before, was it? What about BOS or ORD - weren't they discussed?

Thanks
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:44 am

Seems like a lot of downtime for the A330 in MAN still, possibly additional routes to be announced?
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:03 am

gkirk wrote:
Aer Lingus flights to JFK,MCO and BGI now available.

See @SeanM1997 on twitter for more details.


BGI seems very BMI esq.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:05 pm

BGI is probably a safe bet as far as Caribbean destinations go. Popular, a start/end point for cruise ships in that region (and the cruise companies offer fly-cruise packages) and was open to UK tourists who isolated for a few days. The big question will be how quick demand recovers, particularly for cruises.

Do we know if TUI and Virgin had planned to sufficiently backfill the lost BGI capacity from Thomas Cook?

8herveg wrote:
Wow, didn't see BGI coming. That wasn't spoken of before, was it? What about BOS or ORD - weren't they discussed?

Thanks


BOS seemed more of a dead cert than ORD.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:59 pm

BOS was also announced, commencing next summer.

https://mediacentre.aerlingus.com/news/ ... o-120-jobs
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:14 pm

Interesting add with BGI I always wondered why they never tried DUB to BGI for the winter season.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:40 pm

A330Inter wrote:
Seems like a lot of downtime for the A330 in MAN still, possibly additional routes to be announced?

There are talks of ANU as well.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 3:13 pm

Where is MAN at with the Terminal 2 development? Were they able to speed up the building works whilst traffic was lower over the past year? Also, are they still plan on building three piers or is now just going to be two? What the opening dates for these? Thanks
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:32 pm

Sorry 8herveg but I've not visited this site for a few weeks. As far as I'm aware no decision has been made with regards to any of our points.

The only thing that I have seen is that Terminal 2 car park appears to be due to reopen on 1st July - not guaranteed, just reading the 'tickertape' at the top of the airport website that says "All T2 West bookings to go to T1 multi storey car park before June 30".
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:12 am

Scottiedog wrote:
Sorry 8herveg but I've not visited this site for a few weeks. As far as I'm aware no decision has been made with regards to any of our points.

The only thing that I have seen is that Terminal 2 car park appears to be due to reopen on 1st July - not guaranteed, just reading the 'tickertape' at the top of the airport website that says "All T2 West bookings to go to T1 multi storey car park before June 30".


Thanks Scottiedog. You would have thought they would have used just T1 (and T3 if necessary) over the past year so that they could have sped up the building process of T2 but what do I know!
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am

Just an update on the Aer Lingus operation.
Cabin crew training currently underway for UK hires and those Irish EI crew who are moving over.
Upon commencement of the flights it will be a 50/50 split.

Flight crew will be wholly current EI pilots on secondment.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:29 pm

Fantastic news as Singapore Airlines is restarting a 3 weekly terminating services from 17th July and hope to build frequency back up and restore the Houston link in due course

https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/2080208-manchester-remains-key-for-singapore-airlines-as-it-recommences-direct-route
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:57 pm

Some benefit of of the doubt time now to be given to BA who are now auithorised to codeshare on the Aer Lingus services to the USA. Aer Lingus (UK) still not got it's AOC but steady progress is what the CAA is describing the process and with reported "strong bookings" on the routes even though it us UK sales-only with only EI doing the marketing/selling of the routes.

https://www.regulations.gov/document/DOT-OST-2020-0250-0008
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:03 am

Aer Lingus MAN - JFK / MCO suspended until 30/9 and BGI til 20/10.
 
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Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:30 pm

OA260 wrote:
Aer Lingus MAN - JFK / MCO suspended until 30/9 and BGI til 20/10.


Not surprised, the UK an US really need to start negotiations on opening an air bubble, consumer confidence is at an all time low.

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